Author: Ed Gracely

CEDAW NEWS: IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

By: Lana Ulrich December 10th , or International Human Rights Day, marked the end of the recent campaign, 16 Days, aimed at spreading awareness of measures to end violence against women across the world. The color of the campaign was bright orange, and activists, citizens, and leaders all over the world donned orange gear in […]

CITIES FOR CEDAW CAMPAIGN: IMPLEMENTING CEDAW AT THE LOCAL LEVEL  

The United States is one of the seven member states, and the only industrialized nation, that has failed to ratify CEDAW since its completion more than 30 years ago. Many different local and national groups in the United States have attempted to mobilize support for U.S. ratification of the treaty.   In the meantime, several […]

CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)

UN CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN   Welcome to the new CEDAW blog, where as the UNA-GP’s Legal Fellow and CEDAW researcher, I will be posting weekly updates on my research and on news and current events regarding the issues that the CEDAW treaty seeks to address. The Convention on the […]

Liberia: A Nation in Recovery

By Ariane Heffinck The Republic of Liberia (since 1847) was started by citizens of the United States as a colony for former African American slaves and their free black descendants. Following its legacy during slave times, Liberia championed other African nations to work towards independence. The small country was one of the first to sign […]

Interview with Jeremy

Vesko: What is your connection to the Philadelphia public school system? Jeremy: I finished my fifth year of teaching secondary mathematics in Philadelphia at Germantown High School. I also served as a technology leader and a union building representative for Germantown High for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. I accepted a site selected [merit based] […]

Event: UN Cafe: The Global Impact of Climate Change

The UN Cafe is a monthly event hosted by United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia as an attempt at revitalizing the idea that a small group of people can get together, form an intelligentsia, and talk about serious issues, from a community level to the global scale. Despite the US’s growing culture of “doesn’t effect […]

December UN Cafe Well Received

Thank you to everyone who attended the December UN Cafe. This month, in association of Human Rights Day, the topic focused on “Woman’s Fight for Equality and the Right to Education” with a focus on the Malala Case. Stay tuned for information regarding the next UN Cafe. == The UN Cafe is a monthly event […]

UNA USA Event: Youth & Human Rights: Perspectives from the U.S. & Africa

Reminder Find out how the youth voice is being heard at the UN and helping it further human rights around the world. Join UNA-USA today at 5 p.m. ET for our Nationwide Conference Call “Youth & Human Rights: Perspectives from the U.S. & Africa” discussion and Q&A with Brooke Loughrin (Boston, Mass.) First-Ever U.S. Youth Observer […]

Blog: The Dilemma

Palestine’s struggle to gain international spotlight and develop from a “non-member observer entity”  into a “non-member observer state” was settled in a 138-193 (nine oppose; 41 abstained) vote on November 29, 2012 at the United Nations General Assembly. This resolution was supported by many of the member states in the UN with the exception of the […]